ISLAMABAD: Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination says the two suspected polio cases in Sargodha were checked and found that they were unrelated to polio.
Referring to reports in the media, the Ministry said both the children were examined thoroughly by a team comprising of District Health Officials and WHO official. It was concluded that this was a case of cerebral Palsy which is a congenital defect and unrelated to Polio.
It pointed out that there is a system of confirmation of Polio cases which requires a sample to be tested in the Regional Reference Laboratory in Islamabad which confirms if the sample contained Polio virus or otherwise.
The number of Polio cases as of 11th April 2015 stands at 21. Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa reported 8 cases, FATA 6 cases, Sindh 4 and Balochistan 3 cases. No case has so far been reported from the Punjab Province.